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Uncle Boons

By Marcus Samuelsson | August 29, 2013

Uncle Boons
Photo courtesy of Uncle Boons

Photo Courtesy of Uncle Boons

Like so many things that happen in New York, Uncle Boons came onto the food scene with a bang. Owners Matt Danzer and Ann Redding (who also happen to be married) met while cooking at Per Se and decided to open this Thai spot tucked away in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. Moving away from traditional takes on pad se ew and mee krob, the latter gets a dose of spicy sweetbreads while curries have additions like sour orange and crispy duck thigh (gaeng som). Beer slushies and a decent wine list are available to help temper the heat of the spicy roasted chicken salad (yum kai hua pli), and the crab fried rice (kao pat pu) and grilled head on prawns (koong) are not to be missed. If there’s room, you have to try the fresh coconut ice cream sundae. Read More

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Did You Read It Last Week?

By Alexandra Fleischman | June 3, 2013

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wheat, farming, genetic modification, genetically modified

Photo by Jon Bunting 

Heard of the cronut? If not, give it a few days. According to The Observer, the hyper-speed tempo of modern-day food blogs sure can draw a lot of attention to new restaurants and trends, but not necessarily for the long-run and not necessarily for the better.

Is up always the way of the future? For farming, at least according to this NPR story.

Once again, Mark Bittman takes on the meat we eat, this time with an eye for the economics of what, how, and why we buy, and sixteen meals with smaller portions of meat. Do the same with a broccolini stir fry with beef and pasta with tuna. Read More

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Profile: Arva Rice, President & CEO of New York Urban League

By Kendall Kish | February 13, 2013

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The New York Urban League’s 46th Annual Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner

We had the privilege of talking to Arva Rice, President and CEO of the New York Urban League, about her accomplishments and inspirations as a leader in a community-driven, historical organization. NYUL is a non-profit organization deeply rooted in New York to surmount educational and economic obstacles for African Americans and other underserved communities. Read More

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Goodbye, Nora

By Marcus Samuelsson | June 27, 2012

Nora Ephron

Photo: David Shankbone

The world has lost an incredible talent and warmhearted soul with the passing of legendary writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron. In case some readers need a slight reminder of her vast body of work, her memorable films that give so much respect to New York City include When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie and Julia.  Read More

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Urban Farms: Eagle Street Rooftop Farms

By mahir | July 15, 2011

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Walking along the pavement in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, you may not know it, but there is a farm lurking nearby. Passing the seemingly innocuous warehouse that stands under the farm may be part of your daily routine, but just a few floors off the ground is a totally different world. And that world is green.  Read More

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Five Great Bread Bakeries Across America

By mahir | July 15, 2011

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Bread is something that almost everyone loves, has a million uses, and can come in all sorts of flavors and styles. Whether you’re making a sandwich, a crostini, a bowl of bread salad, a grilled cheese, or just eating it alone, bread is something many people eat almost every day. And if you are eating it that often, you should probably be buying something good. Here is a short list of some of the best bakeries from around the country.  Read More

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Celebrate Fourth of July with a Dinner and a View

By admin | July 1, 2011

Photo: anthonycramp on flickr

Photo: anthonycramp on flickr

If you don’t feel like planning a Fourth of July celebration this weekend, why not just leave it to the professionals this year? Head on over to some of the finest establishments in your city to help you out this Independence Day. Check out these great restaurants (some with good views of the fireworks!) that are having celebrations around the country. Read More

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New Video for NYC Taxi: Teaming Up with AOL and Citizen Schools

By mahir | June 21, 2011

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I really enjoyed teaming up with AOL to host students Citizen Schools stop by Red Rooster recently.  It’s an organization very close to my heart, so it means a lot to me to have them come by the restaurant for a tour and “Incredible Edibles” apprenticeship. It’s great to show young kids just how important community is so that they grow up and want to be just as involved. Red Rooster is a great source of community for Harlem no matter what age you are!

For a sneak peak of the video that will be appearing in New York Taxi Cabs this week, check out the video here.  Read More

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